A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Goodbye High Country

We left the Scossa Brothers Cow Camp and 

began the descent down the eastern side of the High Sierra.

This is looking back from the way we came at the above view point turnout.

We now entered Mono County where the road steepened with numerous switchbacks in the road
that caused warning lights to flash on the instrument panel - over heated brakes!
After allowing the brakes to cool down we continued on our merry way.
I don't think I'll go that route again.
The sun is directly behind the 89 sign.


s.c said...

I now think that the word alpine has something to do with the people from switzerland from your past posting.

biebkriebels said...

A scenic route can be nice but not with heated brakes. At least you gave us a stunnig view at the High Sierra.

The Furry Gnome said...

Do you always have such blue skies out there!?

TexWisGirl said...

ooh, the stress on the brakes would not be fun. but i love the colors in that terrain!

Red said...

The cow camp must be far enough off the beaten track so that it's not vandalized. It must be nice to photograph something that is untouched.

Andy said...

Beautiful and rugged country.

Karen said...

mmmmm, nothing like the smell of rubber burning. Looks like the road passed through some gorgeous country.

EG CameraGirl said...

Not good for the brakes, but the scenery was beautiful!

Randy said...

Looks like it was a good road to travel.

Michelle said...

Do be careful! You captured some great shots!

Cloudia said...

Your photos sing

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Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Nice shots! I have set my brakes to smoking also one time while traveling through Colorado..not fun!